Better Energy Communities

Better Energy Communities

Better Energy Communities

Better Energy Communities 2017 was officially launched on 6th December by Denis Naughten T.D., Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment. SEAI will offer €30 million in grant supports for community energy projects in 2017. This represents a 50% increase in funding from the 2016 grant levels - an additional €10 million for this. The scheme, which is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), has supported 300 community energy efficiency projects over the last five years. As a result over 15,000 homes and hundreds of community, private and public buildings have received energy efficiency upgrades, supporting several hundred jobs each year.

In 2016 funding provided for energy efficiency upgrades to more than 2,600 homes and almost 300 community and commercial facilities. The total investment in energy efficiency is almost €48 million, supporting more than 700 direct and indirect jobs right across the country.


Click here to view the 44 approved BEC projects for 2017


Important Dates for Better Energy Communities 2017

  • 13th October 2017: Project completion

The BEC team can be contacted at or call 01 808 2162

To apply for a Better Energy Community grant, you must first register or login below.

We recommend also that you join the BEC LinkedIn group for ongoing updates. Click here

BEC State Aid Notification.pdf (size 120.3 KB)


BEC 2017 ApplicationBEC 2017 Delivery - Guidance & Template Documents
Developing a ProjectBEC 2016: Payment
Technical Supports & GuidanceBEC 2016: Inspection Standards

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